The trade union Verdi has called for a warning strike at the capital airport BER for this Monday. It was to be expected with longer waiting times up to flight cancellations, said Verdi on Saturday. The background is the so far unsuccessful collective bargaining with the Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies (BDLS).
According to its own statements, Verdi has been in negotiations with the BDLS for years to increase the time bonuses for night, Saturday, Sunday and holiday work and to achieve a better collective agreement on the remuneration of overtime for security and service staff at commercial airports.
The union is demanding fair pay for aviation security workers for working at inconvenient hours. The surcharges have not been improved since 2006, and since 2013 an increase has been negotiated again and again, Verdi stressed. Most recently, it was agreed at the beginning of 2019 to continue the negotiations. According to Verdi, they were recorded in January and continued in February 2020. Because of the pandemic, the negotiations were not continued by the BDLS.
According to the union, it was only through a new agreement in the 2022 wage bargaining round that the BDLS was prepared to negotiate the demands. The employers have not yet submitted an offer.